Mt Cordeaux/Bare Rock

Main Range National Park
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Mt Cordeaux forms the Northern side of Cunningham's Gap. The track ends at a platform just below the main peak and is ideal for viewing South, down the length of Main Range National Park. There are also good views of the Moogerah Peaks, Mt Barney and North to the Mistake Mountains.

Lookouts
Toilets
1135m
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

From Brisbane follow the Cunningham Highway towards Cunningham's Gap. At the top of the gap turn right into a carpark adjoining the highway. The Mt Mitchell track leaves on the opposite side of the road, so take care when crossing!

Maps

The track is clearly marked so no map is required, however the Sunmap Cunninghams Gap sheet covers the area.

Further Walks

The Mt Cordeaux track continues on to Bare Rock/Morgan's Walk and is worth the effort if you have the time.

Comments

Awesome hike, nice easy walk, gradual incline and in shade most of the way

Salem13 on 20 Sep, 2020

Great walk. 12 km round trip to Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock from the car park.

We left about 8.15am and returned to the car park about 1.pm (nearly 5 hours) We walked steadily and stopped for a while (About half and hour ) at each of Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock.

The walk is mostly canopied , so not too exposed to the sun. None of it is a high gradient, it is fairly steady climbing and a well marked path.

Great walk with amazing views from several places along the way. Highly recommend.

Tania Waring on 20 Sep, 2020

Great walk. 12 km round trip to Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock from the car park.

We left about 8.15am and returned to the car park about 1.pm (nearly 5 hours) We walked steadily and stopped for a while (About half and hour ) at each of Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock.

The walk is mostly canopied , so not too exposed to the sun. None of it is a high gradient, it is fairly steady climbing and a well marked path.

Great walk with amazing views from several places along the way. Highly recommend.

Tania Waring on 20 Sep, 2020

See also my comments for Bare Rock. An excellent walk. Very scenic with spectacular views. Highly recommend. Easily achievable for a person with moderate fitness. Definitely recommend adding Bare Rock and Morgan’s walk. Both have beautiful views and interesting scenery. Mostly flat out to Bare Rock too.

Caroline on 12 Sep, 2020

Long but easy way up. However, there's not much to see along the way.

On the top it's A grade view.

Ricky on 6 Sep, 2020

Good hike in conjunction with hiking on to bare rock. Stunning 360 degree views.

ian parker on 5 Sep, 2020

Had the whole mountain to myself for the first 3 hours- started at 7 am and not another car was even in the car park. Really beautiful walk and tiring but not hard to do. So many beautiful birds and those tiny kangaroo creatures leaping about. However, I am absolutely incredulous that people who have made the effort to do this walk would throw rubbish on the ground...I saw white tissues. What the hell??? If you (women) are so prissy you need to use a tissue in the woods, then take the damn thing with you!! You do NOT throw it on the ground. I cannot even begin to fathom why someone would do that. What is wrong with people?

Suzanne Elizabeth McNeese on 4 Sep, 2020

lovely hike...amazing view at the top, and a nice place where you can sit and admire the view with some good food

Simon Heather on 21 Aug, 2020

Amazing views from Mt Cordeux. I will definitely do this one again. Went up to bare rock for further 360 degrees views.

Giselle Stanton on 20 Aug, 2020

Good fun family walk. Amazing views.

wolfgang on 14 Aug, 2020

Very easy easy walk, even for those with low fitness levels. You start off directly from the carpark and go up a gentle incline to the top. Plenty of spots to stop for photos and plenty of nice clean rain forest air!

Nittus on 10 Aug, 2020

Walking no scrambling. Saw a lyrebird, stinging gympie. Get there before 10am if you want a park. Found to be a much nicer journey than Mt Mitchell across the road. Barerock is nice while Morgans walk was short but average.

Chesspeople on 8 Aug, 2020

Lovely walk. Not strenuous. Rewarded with spectacular view at the top.

Claire G on 4 Aug, 2020

Carpark was fully packed out, had to park a few kms up the road, but luckily there is a bushwalking track that connects the secondary carpark to the main one (Box Forest Trail). This adds an additional 5km of hiking to the overall return distance.

Andy on 17 Jul, 2020

Very easy safe comfortable walk, good for the kids and family, amazing views

Tim on 6 Jul, 2020

Heading from Brisbane to Warwick through Cunningham's Gap, you will find Mt Mitchell on your left and Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock on your right. It is about 1.5 hour drive from Brisbane and around an hour from Ipswich 🚗

Mt Cordeaux stands 1,135m above sea level ⛰ It is 6.2km return hike and from here a further 2.8km to Bare Rock 👟

This picturesque hike will take you through some stunning rainforest with moss covered ancient old tree's and boulders 🌳 glorious crow's nests, staghorns and ferns 🌿 Even though I started this hike later in the day, you could still feel the Winter crisp air on your cheeks as the afternoon went on 🌞❄
The sound of bell bird's, lyrebirds, parrots 🦜 frog's 🐸 and the scuffle of wallabies being woken from a late afternoon nap 🦘 can be heard throughout the forest as it starts to wind down for the day. My kind of magic ✨

The view from Mt Cordeaux is quite beautiful with views South down the length of the Main Range National Park, Moogerah Peaks and Mt Barney and North to the Mistake Mountains 🌄

I would highly recommend hiking the further 2.8km from here to Bare Rock 🗻 It is a long 2.8km but well worth it. From on top of Bare Rock you do feel like you are on top of the world 🌏 watching the clouds gently dance over the Great Dividing Range ☁️ soaking up the Winter sunshine 🌞 you can't help but be so very grateful to be alive 🙏

I would not classify this hike as hard but a reasonable level of fitness is needed 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️
The track is well signed and easy to follow ↖️
It took me about 2 hours to hike to Bare Rock with stopping for photo's along the way 📸 and just under an hour and a half to get back down.

Now is the perfect time to start hiking and exploring these glorious mountains of ours and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer 💕


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Mel on 6 Jul, 2020

Great walk for the family. Some cliff edges so look after the young ones. https://youtu.be/ogdt8hGzLjs youtube

Grunter on 1 Jul, 2020

A fun walk.
Not as hard as we thought it would be.
You could take little ones on this walk, but be careful near the top as there are cliff-edge walking near the top.

We went during the week and it was not too busy. There was a lot of rubbish on the shoulder, where the track stops. We picked up a lot, which was a real shame.

Highlight of the walk was seeing a lyrebird scrounging around.

Wandering Brauns on 30 Jun, 2020

Great walk great views.

Marlaina Embling on 19 Jun, 2020

Was a bit busy so had to park down the road 800m from carpark. Great walk with phenomenal views - 360degrees. Probably the best views we have seen on a hike so far. Was 9.59km for us due to parking 2hrs 25mins.

Vic and Ale on 30 May, 2020

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